Programs and Events

Elmhurst Art Museum is both an international destination for Mies van
der Rohe scholars and fans and a regional center where people from
Chicago and the western suburbs learn to see and think differently
through the study of the art, architecture and design of our time
explored in the Museum’s year-round courses, public programs and
school outreach.

Programs

Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 1:30pm

Lecture: Bauhaus and the USA: 1919-33

As an introduction to The Whole World a Bauhaus and the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus, scholar Margret Kentgens-Craig will expand on the legacy of the legendary school and its lasting effects in the United States with a lecture titled "Bauhaus and the USA: 1919-33."

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 7:00pm

EAG Artist Talk | The Collaborative Sketchbooks via “The Sketchbook Project”

This month's program meeting will be a hands-on sketching and creating day. We have 10 sketchbooks (Volume 14) that will be filled by our members and placed in the Brooklyn Sketchbook Museum and Community Space with thousands of other sketchbooks from around the world. 
 
The project will continue with small community events throughout the year until all pages are filled. The finished creations will be featured either at the Fall or Winter member show.

Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Family Day Workshop

We invite you and your family to participate in hands-on art activities inspired by the Bauhaus and our current exhibition.

Free with museum admission or current membership


Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Family Day Workshop

We invite you and your family to participate in hands-on art activities inspired by the Bauhaus and our current exhibition.

Free with museum admission or current membership


Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 1:30pm

McCormick House Tour: From the Bauhaus to Our House

Learn about the history and unique design of the McCormick House (1952) by Mies van der Rohe, the final director of the Bauhaus. This docent-led tour will introduce concepts in the historical exhibition The Whole World a Bauhaus and end in the two contemporary site-specific exhibitions in the McCormick House.  

Free with admission or current membership.